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Job Service Specialist II - Skilled Service

Recruitment #12-003210-001


This is a position-specific recruitment for the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR).  This recruitment will be used to fill current and future vacancies for this position/function only.




There are current vacancies located in Baltimore City, St. Mary's County, Frederick County, Baltimore County, Montgomery County.

This list will also be used to fill future vacancies of this classification at other locations. Any persons that may be interested in other locations must apply this recruitment. Other locations may include  counties within the State of Maryland where One-Stop Centers are located.

Main Purpose of Job

To work with employers, eligible veterans, and other eligible persons to solve their employment needs in order to provide the highest quality employment and training services that will support the economic stability of the labor force, business and the community.


The Disabled Veterans Outreach Specialist will be trained to provide services to eligible veterans as specified  in Title 38, Chapter 41 United States Code (USC).  The DVOP Specialist will faciltate intensive services to eligible veterans with special employment and training needs.  Incumbent responsibilties will includes conducting individual interviews for assessment of job skills, job ready needs and barriers to employment. The DVOP Specialist will provide formal case management, labor market information, career guidance, job & training referrals, job development and referrals to supportive agencies.  Outreach responsibilities will include visiting sites such as homeless shelters, civic & service orgaizations, job fairs, and government offices to seek out veterans most in need of intensive services.


Education: Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Two years of experience in the field of workforce development, taking job orders, conducting job-ready interviews, registering job applicants, verifying job referrals, conducting vocational placements, performing unemployment adjudications, or appraising job applicants for employability.


Education at an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience at a rate of thirty credit hours for each year of experience.


Candidates must meet one of the following DVOP preference criteria for selection:

1.    Special disabled veteran as defined below: 
        a. Special disabled veterans - a veteran who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of 
            military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary for 
            a disability: 
            1) Rated at 30 percent or more, or 
            2) Rated at 10 or 20 percent in the case of a veteran who has been determined under section 
                3106 of this title to have a serious employment handicap; or 
            3) A person who was discharged or released from active duty because of service-connected disability.

2.     Other disabled veteran as defined below: 
        a. A veteran who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would 
            be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary, or 
        b. A person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

3.    Other eligible veteran as defined below: 
        a. Other eligible veterans in accordance with priorities determined by the Secretary taking into account 
            applicable rates of unemployment and the employment emphases set forth in chapter 42 of title 38 USC. 
            1) served on active duty for a period of more than 180 days and was discharged or released therefrom 
                with other than a dishonorable discharge; 
            2) was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability; 
            3) as a member of a reserve component under an order to active duty pursuant to section 12301 
                (a), (d), or (g), 12302, or 12304 of title 10, served on active duty during a period of war or in a 
                campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge is authorized and was discharged or released 
                from such duty with other than a dishonorable discharge; or 
            4) was discharged or released from active duty by reason of a sole survivorship discharge (as that term is 
                defined in section 1174 (i) of title 10). 

 All applicants must submit a copy of the DD214 (member 4 copy) and if applicable, a copy of the Veterans Administration Letter of Disability Rating dated within the last six months (application for veterans preference).

Please upload the Veterans Administration Letter of Disability Rating at a certification when uploading documents. 


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which duties which require the operation of a motor vehicles. Employees assigned such duties will be required to posses a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.



Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application (and on separate pages, if necessary) to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment.  All information concerning the qualifications, including any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered.  Applications that meet qualifications will be referred to the hiring unit for interview selection.  Units will select those candidates most closely demonstrating the qualifications for interview. Candidates will be considered in order of preference as stated above in the selective qualifications.

(Additional pertinent documentation may be submitted by attaching to application)


The examination for this recruitment will be an evaluation and rating of the information you provide on your application.  Therefore, it is essential that the application is filled out completely and accurately, listing all relevant education/experience and addressing the specific qualifications shown above.  All required documentation must be received no later than the close of business on the closing date. Successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list categorized as Best Qualified.


The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.


Military Veterans may qualifiy for additional bonus points towards certification. A copy of your proof of eligibility (DD 214) for Veterans’ Credit must be in this office and completely verified before Veterans’ Credit will beapproved.  Enclose a self-addressed, stamped envelope for us to return the copy to you.  Proof will only need to be submitted once.Permanent State employees do not need to submit proof of eligibility for Veterans’ Credit. 

If you are unable to apply online, you may submit an application via mail.

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:
DLLR Office of Human Resources
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 100
Baltimore, MD 21201

All submitted documents must include the Recrutiment Number annotated on the document.

The MD State Application Form can be found online

Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of DLLR that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.